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Division of Information Technology


End user on computer

End User

End users are on the front lines of information security.  According to Policy IT 3.00 [pdf], they're also accountable for ensuring the safety of the data and IT assets they use.  We know cybersecurity cannot be achieved unless end users have the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to be secure.

Anti-malware

  • The university recommends and provides Symantec Endpoint Protection.  Contact your local IT representative if the agent is not available to you via software distribution.

Patching

  • If your university device is managed by SA with DoIT, this is handled with BigFix.  Make sure to apply updates for your operating system and applications within 30 days of release. 

Keep portable devices with you, locked up, and out of sight!

Passwords

Data Discovery

  • If your university device is managed by SA with DoIT, this is automated with Symantec DLP.

Encryption

  • FileVault (Mac) - Filevault helps prevent unauthorized access to documents and other important data stored on your startup disk
  • Bitlocker (PC) - Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is a new security feature that provides better data protection for your computer, by encrypting all data stored on the Windows operating system volume.

Regular backups

Awareness and Training

  • Visit Securing the Human (login required) to view short awareness modules on important topics.
    • Social Engineering
    • Email and Messaging
    • Browsing
    • Physical Security
    • many more!

Don't forget to bookmark the security Website!

Get to know your Security Liaison